Carr, Larry (M.A., NYU) Lecturer
Creative writing, drama
- Office: JFT 216
- Phone: (845) 257-2347
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurence Carr was awarded SUNY New Paltz’s Adjunct Teacher of the Year for 2005-2006. He is now a full-time Lecturer, teaching Dramatic and Creative Writing. In 1998, he created the SUNY Playwrights’ Project, which develops plays and theatre pieces created by SUNY students, alumni, faculty and community writers. webpage...
Deen, Mary Stella (Ph.D., Virginia) Associate Professor
- Office: JFT 710
- Phone: (845) 257-2744
- E-mail: email@example.com
Stella Deen’s research focuses on early twentieth-century non-canonical novelists and on cultural struggles to identify categories of readers, analyze and shape their tastes, and reach them in forums such as magazines and anthologies. Deen teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in British modernism and in women’s literature. She was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Service in 2007. webpage...
Deiudicibus, Joann (M.A., SUNY New Paltz) Adjunct Instructor
Comp Program Assistant
- Office: JFT702
- Phone: (845) 257-2727
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joann K. Deiudicibus is the Staff Assistant for the Composition Program. Joann teaches Composition I and II, and is an active member of the Poetry Board. Her interests include composition and rhetoric, creativity and mental illness, and twentieth century American poetry, particularly the work of Anne Sexton. She is the Associate Editor (poetry) for WaterWrites: A Hudson River Anthology celebrating the Hudson 400.
Doherty, Dennis (M.A., SUNY New Paltz) Lecturer
- Office: JFT 718
- Phone: (845) 257-2733
- E-mail: email@example.com
Dennis Doherty is Director of the Creative Writing Program and Chair of the Poetry Board, teaching creative writing and literature, with specialties in poetry and American Literature. His essays, stories, and poems have been published throughout the literary press. He is author of three volumes of poetry: The Bad Man (Ye Olde Font Shoppe Press, 2004), Fugitive (Codhill Press, 2007), and Crush Test (Codhill Press, 2010). webpage...
Fakler, Mary (M.A., SUNY New Paltz) Lecturer
- Office: JFT 206
- Phone: (845) 257-3819
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Fakler’s research interests include collaborative writing, classroom technology, William Faulkner, and the Japanese Internment experience. She has presented and published her research on writing extensively. Fakler’s personal interests include music, dancing, reading, the beach, lighthouses, her family and her students. webpage...
Fenkl, Insu (M.A., UC Davis) Associate Professor
- Office: JFT 618
- Phone: (845) 257-2743
- E-mail: email@example.com
Heinz Insu Fenkl is a writer, editor, translator, and folklorist. His first novel, Memories of My Ghost Brother, was a Barnes and Noble "Great New Writer" pick and a PEN/Hemingway finalist. He serves on the editorial board of AZALEA: the Journal of Korean Literature & Culture, published by Harvard’s Korea Institute, and is a consulting editor for the renowned translation journal, Words Without Borders. He is best known for his deconstruction of the Starbucks logo. webpage...
Festa, Thomas (Ph.D., Columbia) Associate Professor
- Office: JFT 720
- Phone: (845) 257-2726
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Festa specializes in Milton and early modern literature more broadly, and is especially interested in intellectual history, literary theory, and the epic tradition. He is the author of The End of Learning: Milton and Education (Routledge, 2006) and co-editor of Early Modern Women on the Fall: An Anthology (MRTS, forthcoming). webpage...
Freel, Penny (M.A., SUNY New Paltz) Lecturer
- Office: JFT 216
- Phone: (845) 257-2751
- E-mail: email@example.com
Penny Freel received her B.A. in English Literature from Marist College in 1992 and her M.A. in English Literature from SUNY New Paltz in 1995. She taught at the University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo, Japan from 1995-2003. webpage...
George, Jackie (Ph.D., University of Michigan) Assistant Professor
- Office: JFT 204
- Phone: (845) 257-2729
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office Hours:
- Summer office hours are by appointment. Send a message to email@example.com.
Jacqueline George specializes in British Romantic Literature. Her research interests include the history of reading, Romantic subjectivity, and British prose fiction of the 1820s and 30s. She regularly offers courses on a variety of authors and topics in eighteenth- and-nineteenth century British literature, as well as genre studies. webpage...
Hewett, Heather (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) Assistant Professor
- Office: JFT 410
- Phone: (845) 257-2730
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office Hours:
- Professor Heather Hewett will be on sabbatical for Fall 2013 returning Spring 2014.
Heather Hewett writes about feminism, literature, and culture. She has published on a wide variety of topics, including contemporary African women writers, human rights and literature, "mommy lit" in the U.S., contemporary mothers' political movements, popular representations of women immigrants, and transnational feminism. Her work has been published in a range of academic and popular venues, from Women's Studies Quarterly to The Washington Post. She also blogs with other feminist scholars, writers, and thinkers at Girl w/Pen (http://girlwpen.com/). webpage...
Higgins, Andrew (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts) Associate Professor
- Office: JFT 412
- Phone: (845) 257-2725
- E-mail: email@example.com
Andrew Higgins teaches nineteenth-century American literature. His research focuses on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and aesthetics. He is interested in the way poets’ aesthetics develop in response to cultural and economic forces, particularly the rise of industrial capitalism. He has written on Walt Whitman, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Sarah Piatt, Robert Frost, and Civil War memoirs. webpage...
Holland, Mary (Ph.D., UCLA) Assistant Professor
- Office: JFT 408
- Phone: (845) 257-2740
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Holland specializes in contemporary American and British fiction. In her work, she explores—in courses at every level, and in publications on authors like Wallace, DeLillo, Danielewski, and Foer—the continued vitality, significance, and beauty of literature today. Currently she is completing her first book, Making Language Matter in Postmodern Fiction and Beyond. webpage...
Johnson, Nancy (Ph.D., McGill University) Associate Professor
- Office: JFT 714A
- Phone: (845) 257-2747
- E-mail: email@example.com
Nancy E. Johnson teaches eighteenth-century literature and contemporary literary theory. Her research interests are in the eighteenth-century novel, the 1790s, and law and literature. She is author of The English Jacobin Novel on Rights Property and the Law (Palgrave 2004) and volume editor of the forthcoming Court Journals, Vol. 6 (OUP 2012), of Frances Burney. webpage...
Kempton, Daniel (Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz) Associate Professor
- Office: JFT 712
- Phone: (845) 257-2728
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Kempton, Director of English Graduate Studies, has primary areas of teaching and research interest in medieval literature, twentieth-century medievalism, and literary theory. webpage...
Laleko, Oksana (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) Assistant Professor
- Office: JFT 706
- Phone: (845) 257-2745
- E-mail: email@example.com
Oksana Laleko is the Coordinator of the Linguistics Program. Professor Laleko teaches courses in the core areas of Linguistics as well as in synchronic variation and diachronic development of American English. Her scholarly work focuses on morphology, syntax, the syntax-pragmatics interface, bilingualism, language contact, and heritage language acquisition. webpage...
Link, Christopher (Ph.D., Boston University) Associate Professor
- Office: JFT 1007
- Phone: (845) 257-2346
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Link holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Religion and Literature from Boston University and an honors B.F.A. in Film from NYU. He regularly teaches courses on the Bible, American Literature, Great Books, and film and also teaches the Novel, Asian Classics, myth, and major authors courses on Melville and Nabokov. He has articles forthcoming in Nabokov Studies (2011) and LFQ (2012). webpage...
Mayer, Jed (Edward W) (Ph.D., Washington University) Assistant Professor
- Office: JFT 222
- Phone: (845) 257-2748
- E-mail: email@example.com
Jed Mayer’s areas of specialization range from nineteenth-century literature to children’s fantasy to science fiction. His current research focuses on the changing role of the nonhuman animal in the nineteenth century, and he has recently published articles in Victorian Studies, the Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, Literature Compass, and Victorian Poetry. webpage...
Mulready, Cyrus (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) Assistant Professor
- Office: JFT 220
- Phone: (845) 257-2739
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cyrus Mulready’s research and teaching focus on Shakespeare and the literature and culture of early modern England. He has published essays on dramatic romance and Philip Sidney’s Defense of Poesy; these materials form the basis of his current book project, Romance and the Globe, which indentifies a tradition of romance on the early modern stage that was shaped by England’s overseas ambitions. In 2011, he was named the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teach of the Year. webpage...
Newcomb, Matthew (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University) Assistant Professor, Composition Coordinator
- Office: JFT 702A
- Phone: (845) 257-2732
- E-mail: email@example.com
Matt Newcomb joined the New Paltz faculty as an Assistant Professor specializing in Rhetoric and Composition in 2008. His teaching includes writing courses, composition theory, and literary theory. He coordinates the Composition Program at SUNY New Paltz and continues researching affective rhetoric, argument theory, and composition pedagogy. webpage...
Olsen, Thomas G. (Ph.D., Ohio State) Associate Professor
- Office: JFT 818
- Phone: (845) 257-2723
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Olsen joined the New Paltz faculty in 1997. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in English literature, the English Renaissance, and Shakespeare, and has published articles, reviews, and a critical edition in these and other areas. In 2004 he was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. webpage...
Paton, Fiona (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University) Assistant Professor
- Office: JFT 820
- Phone: (845) 257-2736
- E-mail: email@example.com
Fiona Paton has taught a variety of classes at New Paltz, from composition to advanced graduate courses. Despite her Scottish origins, her main area of specialization is American literature after 1945, with a particular emphasis on the Beat writers of the 1950s. She has published essays on Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, and is currently writing on the Scottish Beat writer Alexander Trocchi. webpage...
Rigolino, Rachel (M.A., SUNY New Paltz) Lecturer
- Office: JFT 802A
- Phone: (845) 257-2731
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Elliott Rigolino is the Coordinator of the Supplemental Writing Workshop (SWW) Program. Professor Rigolino teaches Composition I and II as well as courses in literature such as The Novel and Analysis and Interpretation in Literature. As an instructor for the Scholars Mentorship Program, Professor Rigolino regularly teaches The Black and Latino Experience: Writing for Scholars, and has taught courses in African American literature as an adjunct for the Black Studies Department. webpage...
Schmidt, Jan (Ph.D., Syracuse) Distinguished Teaching Professor
- Office: JFT 722
- Phone: (845) 257-2724
- E-mail: email@example.com
Jan Zlotnik Schmidt,a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, teaches courses in composition, autobiography, creative writing, American literature, women’s literature, and Holocaust studies. Her poetry has been published in many journals including Kansas Quarterly and Cream City Review. She has published two volumes of poetry; two collections of autobiographical essays; and collaborated on a multicultural, global literature anthology, Legacies: Fiction Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction which is in its fourth edition. webpage...
Stoneback, H. R. (Ph.D., Vanderbilt) Distinguished Teaching Professor
- Office: JFT 700
- Phone: (845) 257-2750
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
H. R. Stoneback, Distinguished Professor of English, is a leading Hemingway scholar, author/editor of twenty-three books and some 200 articles on Durrell, Faulkner, Hemingway, Roberts, Warren et al. He is a widely published poet and author of eight volumes of poetry. Recent books include Reading Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway’s Paris, Des Hymnagistes, and Voices of Women Singing. webpage...
Tromanhauser, Vicki (Ph.D., Columbia University) Assistant Professor
- Office: JFT 202
- Phone: (845) 257-2746
- E-mail: email@example.com
Vicki Tromanhauser taught in the great books programs at Columbia and Villanova before coming to New Paltz. She specializes in early twentieth-century British literature, and her research interests include human-animal studies, posthumanism, and the reception of the classics. Her scholarship focuses upon Virginia Woolf and modernism’s relationship to evolutionary theory, animality, and the life sciences. webpage...
Uchmanowicz, Pauline (M.F.A., Iowa Writers' Workshop; Ph.D., Rhode Island) Associate Professor
- Office: JFT 708
- Phone: (845) 257-2755
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pauline Uchmanowicz is author of the Composition studies reader Considering Cultural Difference. Her scholarship, poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in publications such as College English, International Journal of Comic Art, Ohio Review, Ploughshares, Radcliffe Quarterly, and Z Magazine. webpage...
Waugh, Robert (Ph.D., Harvard University) Professor Emeritus
- Office: JFT 722
- Phone: (845) 257-2724
- E-mail: email@example.com
Bob Waugh has published two books of poetry, Shorewards, Tidewards and Thumbtacks, Glass, Pennies, and also a critical book about H. P. Lovecraft called The Monster in the Mirror; his second book, The Voices in his Mouth, will be published in December 2011. After teaching at New Paltz for 40 years he is now Professor Emeritus. webpage...
Wesdorp, Ethel (B.A., SUNY New Paltz) Secretary
- Office: JFT 714
- Phone: (845) 257-2720
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethel Wesdorp is the English Department Secretary. She was awarded a Classified Staff Presidential Recognition Award in 2009. Her personal interests include quilt-making, folk and bluegrass music, reading and writing, and her family and friends.
Woods, Michelle (Ph.D., Trinity College, Dublin) Assistant Professor
- Office: JFT 202
- Phone: (845) 257-2753
- E-mail: email@example.com
Michelle Woods is the author of Translating Milan Kundera (2006) and several articles on translation in literature and film. Her teaching and research interests include: European and World Literature, Irish Literature, translation studies and translation theory. She was a Fulbright Fellow and a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow.
Wyman, Sarah (Ph.D., UNC Chapel Hill) Assistant Professor
- Office: JFT 212
- Phone: (845) 257-2624
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Wyman teaches and writes on twentieth-century literature and the visual arts. Recent publications treat Paul Klee and Frank O’Hara (Word & Image, 2010), Irving’s Rip Wan Winkle (ANQ 2010), and images of separation in Tom Feelings’ and Toni Morrison’s work (Comparative American Studies 2009). She holds degrees in English, Creative Writing, and Comparative Literature from Brown, Hollins, and UNC Chapel Hill. webpage...